In a time of economic and political upheaval, we need a better understanding of how and why people change. Traditional change management initiatives are not enough. The secret to successful change is engaging the elephant.
Slow Down Little Grasshopper
In-person ideation is not always better than virtual ideation. There are other factors that matter as much, if not more, than location.
The Comfort Delusion
The last few years have been hard. But returning to the office will not automatically restore your comfort. We are different people post-lockdown. Our offices and work expectations must adapt.
The Lake Woebegon Office
We're not always as smart as we think we are. So how do we save ourselves from dumb mistakes? Psychologists have some guidance.
Gratitude Creates Better Managers
Saying thank you seems like the simplest, most basic form of courtesy. Yet so often we forget to thank others for the big and small gifts we receive. This year, I am profoundly grateful for the gifts of life and health. Further, 2020's challenges have especially driven up the value of the gifts of family,... Continue Reading →
What Makes Lawyers So Challenging?
What makes lawyers so challenging? No, this is not the beginning of a lawyer joke! Rather it's the question that was answered at an informative session held at the Practising Law Institute in New York City. As part of a day-long program on legal project management, the organizers asked Mark I. Sirkin, Ph.D., to speak... Continue Reading →